TransitTracker™ is our automated vehicle-tracking service that gives you a real-time arrival countdown for your bus or train. It’s available online and by phone:
- At trimet.org (on the “Tracker” tab)
- Electronic signs at MAX stations and some bus stops
- QR codes at bus stops and MAX stations
- By phone at 503-238-7433 (option 1)
- By text message (text your Stop ID to 27299)
TransitTracker monitors the actual location of buses and trains using GPS for buses and sensors in the tracks for MAX. It estimates when the next vehicle will arrive based on its scheduled speed and last reported location. If TransitTracker can’t make an accurate prediction, it will show the scheduled time instead. Along with your arrival countdown, TransitTracker will also show you any active Service Alerts that might affect your trip.
During a major service disruption or snowy/icy weather, buses and trains may get so far off their normal schedules or routes that TransitTracker can’t predict arrivals accurately. Instead of an arrival countdown, we’ll show you how far away the next vehicle is, along with a Service Alert with more details about what’s happening on that line.